RESOURCES

When we began our journey towards real food and natural living, I had no idea where to find things. “Where does one get a good price on something like bentonite clay or coconut oil?!” Well, after about two years of trial and error, I have discovered many wonderful websites that I now order from.

The quality and customer service at each of these on-line stores has proven to be excellent and I have chosen to become an affiliate with each of them. That means that when you kindly order from them after clicking on the links on my site, they will send me a small percentage of what you spend. It doesn’t cost you a single penny more, and it helps me to offset the cost of keeping this blog running! I’d like to say thanks, in advance, for any purchase made! 🙂

If you have any questions at all about these companies or their products, I’d be glad to try to answer them.

Tropical Traditions is my favorite new find! They carry a huge variety of natural, organic foods and the sales are absolutely amazing. So far, I have used their coconut oil, coconut flour, coconut flakes and cocoa powder- all organic and all delicious! They also have other products, including pet food. Here is a list of just some of their products:

  • Coconut Products (oil, flour, shredded, flakes)
  • Palm Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Raw Honey
  • Maple Syrup
  • Grass-Fed Meat
  • Pastured Chicken and Turkey
  • Grass-Fed Butter
  • Grains and Flour
  • Snack Foods
  • Produce
  • Baking Ingredients
  • Spices
  • Olives
  • Peanut-butter
  • Pasta
  • Natural Skincare
  • Natural Cleaners
  • Natural Pet Care and Pet Food
  • Supplements
  • Books

There’s more, but you’ll just have to go check it all out for yourself! Love this company!!

 

Mountain Rose Herbs. A herbs, health and harmony c

The selection at Mountain Rose Herbs for everything herbal remedy related… it’s amazing! I do have a great little local health food store that I can shop at, but the quality at Mountain Rose Herbs is so far above it that I would much rather buy my bulk herbs from here. There are many other products available, besides just the herbs themselves.

  • Medicinal Herbs
  • Culinary Herbs
  • Spices
  • Spice Blends
  • Salts and Peppers
  • Black Teas
  • Herbal Teas
  • Red Teas
  • Tea Supplies
  • Essential Oils
  • Diffusers
  • Carrier Oils (Almond Oil, Grapeseed Oil and Jojoba Oil are some of my favorites, but there are several dozen to choose from!)
  • Butters (Their Cocoa Butter is divine! They also have Shea Butter, which I love.)
  • Clays (Bentonite, French Green, etc.)
  • Waxes (Beeswax and others)
  • Bath & Body Care (Lotions, Shampoos, Massage Oils, etc.)
  • Herbal Remedies (Ready-made Salves, Tinctures, Capsules, etc.)
  • Containers (Tins, Bottles, Jars, Bags, etc.)
  • Misc. (Books, Gifts, Candles, etc.)

The Bulk Herb Store is another excellent source for herbs, but they have so much more! We have ordered many books and DVD, which taught me so much as I got started in herbal remedies!

I’d especially like to point out the “Makin’ Babies” DVD and book set. Although I didn’t receive it until about a week before my baby was born, I can tell you that I did many of the things during pregnancy, labor and birth that Shoshana did. There is so much wonderful information and encouragement for natural pregnancy and birth, and I’d recommend this set for all ladies who are pregnant or hope to become pregnant, soon!

  • Bulk Herbs
  • Bulk Teas and Tea Blends
  • Herbal Blends
  • Celtic Sea Salt (this is what we use and love!!)
  • Tincture and Capsule Making Supplies
  • DVDs (We have had so much fun watching and learning from the Homesteading For Beginners series and the Making Herbs Simple series! Family friendly and educational!)
  • Books (Some of our favorites are Herbal Antibiotics, Practical Herbalism and The Backyard Homestead!)
  • Berkey Water Filters (We eagerly await the day that we can afford one!!)
  • Heirloom Seeds for Gardening

 

Amazon

And when all else fails, I can usually find what I need on Amazon!

I’ve been buying things like:

10 comments to RESOURCES

  • Wow! What a great list! I think I’ll pin it. 🙂 One thing I did notice and wanted to mention is to be cautious about using the essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs. A lot of people order them to use on their children but it says on their website to not use them on babies, children, or pets. Most people aren’t aware of that. Here’s the link that talks about it: http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/learn/essential_oils_handle_with_care.html

    • Thanks so much, Christy! I actually but my essential oils locally, most of the time, so I hadn’t even seen that. I don’t believe that they have inferior oils, I think they are just giving all the FDA warnings to cover any liability. I’ll e-mail and ask them about it and put on a note next to “essential oils” on my list if there is a reason to avoid using their brand. Thanks!!

  • That’s a great idea! I’ve wondered myself why they have that listed on their site. We use another brand of oils as well but I know a lot of people use their oils simply because it’s a great place to get so many other items.

    • I just got a reply, so I thought I’d just paste it:
      “The warning is to be in compliance with FDA warnings. We feel our Essential Oils are among the best on the market and choose to be cautious when it comes to using them. Too many people are very casual about the use of essential oils, which like many products, can be potentially dangerous if used incorrectly. We feel this is the responsible position to take.
      Please follow this link to be taken to information on our website: http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/learn/what_makes_therapeutic.html
      Like I said, I haven’t used their essential oils, but everything I have ordered from Mountain Rose Herbs has been excellent quality! 🙂

  • It is probably safe for them to error on the side of caution since they aren’t able to do a lot of educating their customers on how to use their essential oils properly.

    • I agree. I always thoroughly research any natural or herbal remedy before we use it, but I know many people don’t. Natural doesn’t always mean safe so it’s important to be educated.
      Thanks again for pointing out there warning, Christy!! 🙂

  • Mlee Mathis

    I am trying to find the liver cleanse that was mentioned in one of the comment sections. I am a newbie and not good at navigating this site yet. Can I get some guidance please.
    Thanks

  • Patrick

    Hi Justyn,
    I read your “How to make Magnesium Oil Lotion” page and the subsequent comments below. You answered one Robyn’s question about Menstrual cramps by stating you were planning to make a “Lady’s Cramp Cream.” I have scoured your website looking for this recipe and haven’t been able to find it. Would you mind providing a link to where I can find it if you provided it? If not, would you consider working on a cream/solution for this? I found your site AFTER I’d initially made my own magnesium lotion from another YT video I watched. I’m incorporating what you do as well with the next batch I’m getting ready to make today. I would very much like to be able to make the “Lady’s Cramp Cream” for not only her but others I know as well. Any help you can provide would be GREATLY appreciated!

    • We ended up not doing that (at this point) because it works beautifully to just mix a little of the magnesium lotion with our Pain Relief Salve and apply the mixture. 🙂 If you want to make your own, you could infuse the oil you will be using for making magnesium lotion with arnica and st. john’s wort for pain relief. Blessings!

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